Events at the BLC


Workshop by A. Bellezza & N. Euba, February 11, 2016

Niko Euba, Lecturer, German Dept Anna Bellezza, Lecturer, Italian Studies Performative Competence in Language Teaching: A Practical Workshop Living in highly performative and connected societies, an important goal of foreign language education is to develop not only students’ communicative but also their symbolic competencies, helping them to become self-aware, reflective ‘performers on the world stage’. […]

Careers in Translation and Interpretation

STUDYING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE? Wondering if it will pay off for you? Translation and Interpretation could be just the opportunity you are looking for. Come talk to professional translators and interpreters to discover what kind of careers are out there for trained linguists. Christiane Abel and Julie Johnson, both translators, conference interpreters, and faculty members […]

Words in Action

Come and celebrate linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley students perform scenes, songs, and poems in Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Filipino, German, Hungarian, Italian, Irish, Japanese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu.

Lectures by BLC Fellows (E. Hellmich, I. Kogel, L. Louie), December 4, 2015

Fall 2015 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Beyond Grammar: Revisiting Translation in the Foreign Language Classroom Linda Louie, GSR, French Department Translation is a negligible component of most foreign language curricula today as it is strongly associated with outdated paradigms. This talk will argue that translation deserves a more prominent role in foreign language […]

Lecture by C. Kramsch & A. Whiteside, November 20, 2015

Claire Kramsch, UC Berkeley Anne Whiteside, CCSF This lecture/demonstration will recapitulate the theoretical and methodological tenets of the notion of symbolic competence, coined by Kramsch & Whiteside in 2008. We will use an annotated bibliography to pass in review how the notion has been used by various researchers and practitioners in Applied Linguistics in the […]

Panel with Mary Steiner, Joi Barrios-Leblanc, Kathryn Klar, Upkar Ubhi, October 16, 2015

The Critical Importance of Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Lesser Known Languages are Essential Mary Steiner, United Nations Association of San Francisco The less commonly taught languages are threatened with extinction as the homogeneity of globalization prevails. International and transnational entities such as UNESCO and Google agree on many levels to document, protect, and stabilize spoken language based […]

SOLO VEUS, a concert of voice and electronic effects by Mariona Sagarra

Mariona Sagarra will perform a vocal, audio-visual concert for us, including poetry and song in Catalan, Spanish, and Portuguese! Support the study of Catalan language and culture at Berkeley by attending our first fall 2015 event!   Ens hi veiem!  

Breaking the Habitus: Constructing Sober Identities through Narrative Practice in Alcoholics Anonymous, September 25, 2015

This presentation looks at the ways members of Alcoholics Anonymous are socialized into new ways of being in the world, or what Bourdieu (1977) calls habitus. Specifically, my research examines AA narratives through the lens of language socialization to show how newcomers are socialized through the stories of others and into ways of telling particular […]

Panel with R. Feldman, M. L. Parra, A. Barili, September 25, 2015

Forming Global Citizens: Volunteering locally and abroad Language and Service Abroad: A meaningful experience? Richard Feldman, Second Language Studies, Cornell University After defining service learning and discussing some recent initiatives at Cornell, I’ll describe two approaches to language teaching and service learning: one where an abroad program was refocused on student agency and volunteerism, and […]

BLC Fall Reception, September 9, 2015

Please join us on Wednesday, September 9, anytime from 3:00 until 4:30, in the Claire Kramsch Lounge (34 Dwinelle Hall) for light refreshments and good conversation with your fellow language lecturers, visiting scholars, BLC Fellows, and BLC staff.

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